telomere

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tel·o·mere

 (tĕl′ə-mîr′, tē′lə-)
n.
Either of the sections of DNA occurring at the ends of a chromosome.

telomere

(ˈtɛləˌmɪə)
n
(Genetics) genetics either of the ends of a chromosome
[C20: from Greek telos end + meros part]

tel•o•mere

(ˈtɛl əˌmɪər, ˈti lə-)
n.
the segment of DNA that occurs at the ends of chromosomes.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telomere - either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome; "telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
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Mounting evidence links ATRX mutations to cancer and to malignancies that depend on a telomerase-independent pathway of telomere maintenance called the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway, linking ATRX to aging.
The study further used southern blot analysis and immunofluorescence to analyse the alternative lengthening of telomeres mechanism.
A three-dimensional colocalization RNA interference screening platform to elucidate the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

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